Frederik Pohl 1919 – 2013

As I’ve said before 2013 has been a sad year for speculative fiction – with the death of James Herbert, Iain Banks, Richard Matheson and Jack Vance – and now news has been released of the passing of Frederik Pohl, who died on 2 September.

As both a writer and editor he had a vast impact upon the field of science fiction (his editorship of Galaxy and If was cited by Philip K. Dick as a major factor in his own development as a writer) his collaboration with C. M Kornbluth produced the classic novel The Space Merchants and as an author in his own right he produced a wealth of both short fiction and novel length work.

A short obituary can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/03/frederick-pohl-dies-science-fiction

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